The Shimano Sahara FI Spinning Reel features high-end technology that delivers power and performance at a good price point. This reel includes the Hagane gear to provide amazing durability, strength, and smoothness for many years of use. G-Free Technology heightens casting comfort and reduces fatigue by shifting the reel's center of gravity closer to the angler's hand position.
Sahara reels are capable of handling the heaviest of loads with X-Ship Technology that supports the pinion gear on both ends with bearings, eliminating any friction between the spool shaft and gear. This reel appeals to the novice and experienced anglers offering an enhanced and powerful experience.
- G Free Body
- G Free Body technology has been developed to shift the reel's center of gravity closer to the rod. By moving the center of gravity closer to the anglers hand position, the G Free Body helps to reduce fatigue and enhance casting comfort.
- HAGANE Gear
- With amazing strength and durability, the HAGANE Gear is at the very heart of the reel. Shimano, through the application of state-of-the-art technologies, gives you the long-lasting smoothness and pleasure that you feel when you first use a reel, over and over again. No cutting work is applied to the teeth of the drive gear. Instead the entire surface is calculated in minute detail by special 3D design and then formed by Shimano's cold forging technology. The result is assured resilience. It's the fruit of Shimano's inexhaustible pursuit for durability; the strength and power of forged metal continues to represent the fundamental concept of Shimano reels.
- X-SHIP provides improved gear durability. By supporting the pinion gear on both ends with bearings, the pinion gear maintains precise alignment with the drive gear. This means the gears will stay in the same position under the heaviest loads. The added benefit is that friction between the spool shaft and gear are eliminated. This will enhance the casting performance of the reel with lighter lures, and allow for longer casts.